Places to visit in the Lake District
Places to visit in the Lake District
Things to Do

Below you will finf a collection of things to do in the Lake District, from the fabulous Theatre by the Lake, cruises on Derwentwater, restaurants and cafés to attractions and activity providers.

Places to visit in the Lake District
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Things to see and do

There is so much to see and do during your stay in the Lake District from a lake cruise on Derwentwater, a show at the fabulous Theatre by the Lake, dining out in local restaurants and cafés to visitor attractions and activity providers.

Keswick Launch

Keswick Launch

Enjoy a 50 minute trip around Derwentwater. The launches start their journey from the Keswick boat landings and cruise around the lake stopping at seven lakeshore jetties where you may embark or join the various boats.

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake is a year-round professional producing and presenting theatre. The core programme is home-produced professional drama productions, including a six month Summer Season of six plays in repertoire, a major Christmas production and at least one other production in the Spring of each year.

Keswick Alhambra Theatre

Keswick Alhambra Cinema

Catch the latest films in Keswick’s traditional cinema. Situated on St Johns Street in Keswick, the Alhambra cinema offers first class cinema entertainment in traditional surroundings. Open seven days a week the cinema has Digital sound, seats 246 people and provides wheelchair access.

The Pencil Museum

The Pencil Museum

Follow the history of pencil making in words, pictures and lovingly restored machinery, find out exactly how we get a lead into a pencil today and let the kids imaginations run free in the Kids Art Studio.

Keswick Climbing Wall

Keswick Climbing Wall

Suitable for all ages and abilities, the climbing centre has over 40 top ropes, large bouldering area and a new 45 degree Woody.

George Fisher

George Fisher

George Fisher is one of the UK’s leading retailers of outdoor equipment and clothing and it’s flagship story is here in Keswick.

Puzzling Place

The Puzzling Place

Home to the Anti-gravity Room, Ames Room, Hologram Gallery and Eyelusions Exhibition, Puzzling Place is a fascinatingand fun excursion into the wonderful world of optical illusion, which will leave you quite literally, not believing your eyes!

Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine

A unique award winning experience,  tour England’s last working slate mine or for the adrenaline seeker have an adventure on England’s first Via Ferrata!

Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum

Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum

Situated in a microgranite quarry, the museum has been open now for ten years. The quarry itself is a RIGS site and displays contacts between the “Skiddaw Slate” and the granite intrusion, as well as other fascinating features.

King Kong Climbing Centre

King Kong Climbing Centre

An opportunity to try your hand at one of the most exciting sports out there with facilities such as an indoor ice wall in the north of England, 12m high lead wall, 390 m2 of dedicated Bouldering, Training room, Fun Climb area, indoor Caving Experience, Kids Hard Play area and Café.

Lakes Distillery

The Lakes Distillery

Located next to bassenthwaite lake in the lake district national park, we have renovated an 1850’s victorian model farm to be home of the lakes distillery and our world class spirits. Discover how we make our whisky, gin and vodka, and why the place we have chosen for the lakes distillery is so very special. Our tours take you on a spectacular 25 mile journey from the source of the river derwent to the sea via visual mastery, and then on to the distillery house itself to see our world class and lovely created spirits as they are produced. The bistro inviting and informal, it’s a place for both a coffee and slice of home-made cake or a leisurely three-course supper.

Lake District Wildlife Park

Lake District Wildlife Park

A beautiful 24 acre parkland with over 100 species. The magical Bird of Prey flying displays have been a regular feature since the park opened and they have gathered an eclectic mix of over 100 species from Anaconda to Zebra.

Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter Forest

England’s only true Mountain Forest, is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife, adventure play and tree top adventures.

Wordsworth House & Gardens

Wordsworth House & Gardens

A visit to Wordsworth House and Garden in Cockermouth is a unique opportunity to experience late 18th-century life at first hand. The birthplace and childhood home of romantic poet William and his sister Dorothy.

Mirehouse & Gardens

Mirehouse & Gardens

Three miles from Keswick, Mirehouse is a family run historic house attraction open to visitors to enjoy its strong literary connections, live piano music and children’s activities.

Slightly Further Afield
Rheged

Rheged

A destination for shopping, family activities, cinema, food, the outdoors, arts & culture and a conference & events venue in Penrith. Enjoy food by Keswick’s very own TV Chef and writer, Peter Sidwell (Lakes on a Plate, Britain’s Best Bakery), at the Peter Sidwell @ Rheged Cafe. Breakfast, lunch and evening meals served.

Beckstones Art Gallery

Beckstones Art Gallery

Beckstones has earned a reputation around the world for exhibiting high quality original paintings by a hand-picked selection of some of the finest contemporary artists in the UK.

Dalemain House

Dalemain House & Garden

Dalemain Near Ullswater, is a historic house and gardens contains behind its Georgian facade, a wealth of Tudor and Mediaeval rooms and buildings.

Brougham Hall

Brougham Hall

One mile south of Penrith, Brougham Hall was built in the 14th century and has a fascinating history. Rescued from dereliction in 1985, today it is one of the largest country house restoration projects in England.

Coast Aquarium Maryport

Coast Aquarium Maryport

One of the best places to see some of the varied marine life of the Irish Sea. A huge variety of fish and invertebrates (starfish, lobsters, etc) in 50 carefully themed and informative displays.

The Rum Story

The Rum Story

Set in the original 1785 shop, courtyards, cellars and bonded warehouses of the Jefferson family, The Rum Story has been authentically designed to provide all-weather family entertainment.

The World of Beatrix Potter

The World of Beatrix Potter

Meet your favourite characters from Beatrix Potter’s magical tales, including Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-Duck and the mischievous Peter Rabbit!

Lakes Aquarium

Lakes Aquarium

One the largest tourist attractions in the South Lakes and a great family day out.
Open daily from 10am. Tickets can be purchased via their website.

Muncaster Castle & Gardens

Muncaster Castle & Gardens

Historic Haunted Castle, Himalayan Gardens, World Owl Centre, MeadowVole Maze and Playgrounds – fun for all the family!

Brantwood House & Gardens

Brantwood House & Gardens

Former home of John Ruskin, Brantwood is one of the most beautifully situated house in the Lake District. A treasure house of historical importance and a lively centre of contemporary arts and the environment.

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Step inside this charming old building to enjoy an exhibition of Beatrix Potter’s original drawings and watercolours.

Hill Top Farm

Hill Top Farm

Beatrix Potter’s 17th-century farmhouse: a time-capsule of her life. Full of her favourite things, this house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a ‘tale’.

Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest

Whether you’re looking for an easy going walking trail for all abilities, a MTB route to test your skills, or a quiet spot to admire the wildlife and amazing sculptures, there’s something for everyone at Grizedale Forest.

Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum

Discover Wordsworth’s amazing life by visiting Dove Cottage and exploring the riches of the Wordsworth Trust collection in the Museum.

Solway Coast

Solway Coast Discover Centre

The centre showcases the Solway Coast and describes its wildlife, heritage, landscape, communities and a time line outlining historic to present and future perspectives.

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Burns Farm Caravan & Campsite,
St Johns-in-the-Vale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4RR

Tel: 017687 79112 | Email: stay@burns-farm.co.uk

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